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Keith Krumwiede Named Dean of Architecture at California College of the Arts

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Keith Krumwiede, a 2017 Rome Prize fellow in architecture, has been named dean of architecture at California College of the Arts, Mackenzie Goldberg reports for Archinect. His tenure begins in August. Lisa Findley has served as interim dean of architecture since August 2017, when Jonathan Massey left the college for the University of Michigan.

Krumwiede arrives at CCA from the American Academy in Rome, where he is currently the Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. He has previously held teaching positions at the University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Otis College of Art and Design, and Rice University. From 2012 to 2017, he was director of the graduate architecture program at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and from 2004 to 2012, assistant dean at the Yale University School of Architecture.

“We are thrilled to welcome educator, designer, author, and satirist Keith Krumwiede to CCA,” said CCA provost Tammy Rae Carland. “Keith is a multifaceted professional that maintains a rare sense of humor about architecture while greatly advancing the field through his work in higher education, scholarship, criticism, and design. I am looking forward to seeing the students and the division benefit from his wide-ranging experience, critical insights, architectural knowledge, and demonstrated leadership in the classroom.”

Krumwiede’s appointment comes amid a campus expansion led by Studio Gang architects that includes new student housing and the integration of the school’s arts, crafts, design, architecture, and writing division into one location. In April, CCA appointed Allison Smith and Tina Takemotodeans of fine art and humanities and sciences, respectively.

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May 16, 2018